Area residents are encouraged to join Canton Township’s newest health and wellness initiative, Live Well Canton 2020, which will present monthly wellness themes throughout the year aimed to introduce or reacquaint participants with important community resources, facilities, and programs, all with a focus on healthy living and community wellness.
Recognizing the challenges of the sedentary lifestyle that so many Americans often fall victim to, especially during Michigan’s darker, colder months, January 2020’s featured activities will focus on increasing physical activity for all ages. With obesity still on the rise in adults and children, it often continues to be a contributing factor to chronic and acute illnesses, such as” Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Stroke, and Heart Attack. Staying active for even 20-minutes a day, and working to maintain a healthy weight can help combat these risks.
“Most individuals are aware that stress, time constraints and the ready availability of unhealthy food options leave many of us frustrated to lead fit and healthier lives,” stated Jennifer Provenzano, Recreation & Cultural Arts Supervisor. “Live Well Canton 2020 is designed to help participants take the necessary steps to adopt healthier habits and make health & wellness a top priority in their lives.”
With an end goal of helping area residents, family, and friends, live longer, more active lives, Canton Leisure Services will present a year filled with mini-fitness challenges, opportunities to walk and swim at the Summit on the Park, educational programs, winter walking & hiking tips, healthy recipe-sharing, and much more – all at little to no cost to participants.
Live Well Canton 2020 featured topics, include:
- January: Get Moving!
- February: Heart Health: Active vs. Sedentary Lifestyles
- March: Eating for Wellness
- April: Environmental Health
- May: Mental Health Awareness Month/Self-Care/Arts for Stress Relief
- June: Love Your Parks Month
- July: Safe Fun in the Sun
- August: Substance Abuse Awareness and Smoking Cessation
- September: Healthy Kids/Healthy Future
- October: Domestic Violence Awareness
- November: Financial Health & Well Being
- December: Winter Wellness
This year-long program offers plenty of information and resources to help participants adopt a healthier lifestyle. Be sure to check out Live Well Canton 2020 resources and offerings throughout this year-long program at www.canton-mi.org/1270.
To learn more about Live Well Canton 2020, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.